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Recycling & Waste

Recycling stream
  • Recycling

    Recycling at Luther had its start in 1973. Since that year, the size and extent of the recycling initiatives have continually increased. Luther now recycles in nearly every office, classroom and residence hall on campus. Last school year an estimated 3,000 pounds of paper, 3,600 pounds of cardboard and 550 pounds of tin and plastic were collected weekly.
  • Composting

    In the cafeteria, pre-consumer and post-consumer compost is collected. Compost is brought to the student garden, where it breaks down and is used as soil amendment on campus grounds.
  • Waste Reduction

    Through initiatives on and off campus, Luther is reducing waste as well as changing attitudes and habits of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Policy

    By instituting policies, Luther is able to ensure sustainability and waste-related issues are addressed across campus.
  • Initiative Archive

    Look through past recycling and waste initiatives including vermicomposting and and the personal composting program.